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Thread: Consolidation, itís not easy

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    Consolidation, itís not easy

    The plans to consolidate a little in 2019 started so well... 3 watches sold already and getting closer to the call from the AD for a new Sea Dweller. Ive always loved the look of an integrated bracelet and have had a taster with a watch I picked up from SC last summer, itís a lovely Zenith / Allegro hummer, however at 36mm I feel that it is possibly a tad too small to really fulfil the role, so the search for a suitable replacement started...

    True to nature, I have now ended up with 2 watches within a week... hardly consolidation territory. I now have another 2 watches that I am very happy with, an IWC Ingenieur 3227 and a Zenith Defy 41 and truth be told, they are to my mind different enough to keep both, but thatís how the numbers never get below a dozen, so ultimately I think I will only keep one... probably!

    Iím going to live with both for a while and see how things pan out, a few pics below for comparison, along with the hummer that oh so nearly covered all bases, any input from owners would be appreciated... I know that I should keep what I like the best but Iím not sure what that is yet, I think the most important criteria will be what gets worn rather than what sits in the safe, so time will tell.

    You gotta love this bonkers hobby, what will it be next... a quartz grab and go actually, because like a fool I sold mine in an attempt to consolidate!






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    They're very nice (especially the Ingy) but quite similar to my mind. I feel your pain when it comes to failed attempts at consolidation, though.

    By the way, why are you wearing gloves to handle them?

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    Consolidation, itís not easy

    Three cracking watches youíve got there, all very similar though.

    My presence is for both the Zeniths even though Iíve often toyed with the idea of an Ingenieur.

    If I were to choose between the Zeniths though, Iíd struggle.

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    No real reason for the gloves other than I gave them a wipe down to remove my grubbby fingerprints with them and whipped one off to take the pics on the phone.


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    I think you'll find that's an IWC 3227, not 3772. One of my favourite watches & the best bracelet of any that I own

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I think you'll find that's an IWC 3227, not 3772. One of my favourite watches & the best bracelet of any that I own
    Absolutely right, not sure how I did that, amended now!


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    They may have similar designs, but presumably they wear very differently? The Ingy I know is a big chunk of watch - does the Zenith have a much more subtle feel on the wrist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    They may have similar designs, but presumably they wear very differently? The Ingy I know is a big chunk of watch - does the Zenith have a much more subtle feel on the wrist?
    Definitely, the Ingy is surprisingly comfortable for its heft, no doubt due to the excellent bracelet, I have a fair sized wrist so I donít think it is too big either... the Zenith is sublime, so comfortable, itís my first titanium watch and the feel is very different, in a good way.
    Had I still been working in an office environment rather than a more manual role again I could see myself wearing the Zenith a lot, Iím not so sure now that most of my mechanical watch wearing is limited to the weekends. You are right, the designs are similar but they are very different in the wearing. Thatís why I havenít ruled out keeping both.


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    The Zenith is an absolute stunner, that would be an easy decision for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    The Zenith is an absolute stunner, that would be an easy decision for me.
    My thinking is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyO View Post
    My thinking is the same.
    And mine, the Zenith makes the IWC look as though it needs to go on a diet.


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